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The Administrators Don't REALLY Want To Help Stop Bullying
My 17 yo daughter has been very upset for a few weeks about a girl at school that she says is mean to her. She recently told me she cant take it anymore and therefore she has decided not to go to her senior prom. I tried to talk with her and advise her about this for a few weeks. But, nothing I have suggested seems to be something she is willing to try. She cries almost every day about this.
So, today, I went to her school and spoke to the administrator and a guidance counselor. My daughter was very upset that I did this and she lied to them and told them she isn't going to the prom because of other reasons unrelated to the bullying girl. The guidance counselor and the administrator were pretty much advocating for doing nothing because that is what my daughter wants. With my daughter sitting in the room, I told them how upset she has been about this, and that my daughter is lying to them because she is afraid of what this girl will do. Yet, they still advocated for doing nothing because my daughter doesn't want to pursue it.
I was so disappointed that they were not more proactive about addressing this problem. I am furious that they want to sweep this under the rug. And that is as upsetting as the fact that my daughter is even going through this. I just don't know what to do.